Why it needs adjusting: As the clutch linings wear, the
clearance (free play) decreases, if it is left this way it will eventually get
to where it slips and burns the linings, resulting in difficult shifting and
To adjust the clutch you'll have to find the
wing nut on the end of the cable. Its located on the upper right side of the
transmission as your looking at it from the left wheel well. You can either jack
the rear up, place jack stands under it, and work from the bottom which is the
easiest way. Or, the other way is to remove the left rear wheel and work from
Grab the cable with the pliers to keep it from twisting and
loosen the wing nut a little. Then, check and see how much free play you have at
the pedal. Press the pedal till you feel working resistance. You want about
3/8-3/4in. of free play.
When you get the correct free play make sure
that the wing nut's face is resting in the grooves of the arm, these grooves
keep it from loosening.